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ClausNet Gazette - March 2017

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The March 2017 issue of the ClausNet Gazette is now online!
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Felix Estridge

Awww!  So cute as a leprechaun!

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Santa Johnny Boy

It's always good to have another character to play in the off-season...  :santa_grin:

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Kevin Fast

Thanks for all your hard work - another superb issue.

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Eileen Strom

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Santa Marty

A las, yet another good read.

Micheals minions have done it again!

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Santa Bill Reiller

Another great issue.

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